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Clive in the TLS
« : 17.12.05 at 16:27 »
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In the current issue of the Times Literary Supplement (Dec 16th 2005 - No 5359),Clive writes interestingly, and in considerable depth, about how his literary education began.  
   
Those who have read Clive's other work - especially the Unreliable Memoirs trilogy- will know full well that the reading he did in his early years was pretty low-brow  - W.E. Johns's Biggles, the collected works of Erle Stanley Gardner, Leslie Charteris's The Saint series and so on - but what they may not know, although they'll probably have guessed, was how he got from this very unpromising start as a reader to the reading of worthwhile and serious literature. This essay helps to explain how this transition was, and can be, made.  
 
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« Reply #1: 17.12.05 at 21:41 »
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Oh oh oh!  Where willl I find the reference in Unreliable Memoirs? I've always believed that in literary terms Clive and I have never had anything in common - I'm almost always completely in awe of his literary references, but the "collected works of Erle Stanley Gardner"????  That one slipped past me.  Sadly, I have spent several years trying to obtain all 85 of the Perry Mason novels. Thanks to E bay I am now within two of my goal ("The Case of The Spurious Spinster" and "The Case of The Troubled Trustee" in case any Voice out there wants to realise a couple of quid). And to think that Clive was once a fellow traveller...
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« Reply #2: 17.12.05 at 22:11 »
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For the sake of the archives:
http://tls.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,25338-1930109,00.html
 
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